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Thread: Greenstar recovery time

  1. #1
    6920s pilot
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    Greenstar recovery time

    Running SF2 on a 2600 screen.
    Ever since the software upgrade in March both the time taken to reach full signal first thing in the morning, and the recovery time if signal is lost during the day has increased dramatically .
    Arrived at a field with full signal the other day, drove under a tree on the way through the gate, then had over half an hour before signal was back to full strength.
    The guy who did the upgrade specifically said that one thing we would notice would be improved recovery time.
    Are there any settings I can change that might help the situation ?

  2. #2
    cp
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    Re: Greenstar recovery time

    Itc
    Or 3000

  3. #3
    6920s pilot
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    Re: Greenstar recovery time

    Itc, currently on 373D

  4. #4
    AFS
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    Re: Greenstar recovery time

    I'll bet a fiver that you'll have to upgrade to 3000 to get glonass reception.

    Call me a conspiracy theorist, but introduce an error to make convergence time that bit longer just after JD launch a new receiver designed to reduce the number of drop outs?

  5. #5
    cp
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    Re: Greenstar recovery time

    Quote Originally Posted by 6920s pilot View Post
    Itc, currently on 373D
    try loading the new software 3,73e

  6. #6
    Brisel
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    Re: Greenstar recovery time

    Quote Originally Posted by AFS View Post
    I'll bet a fiver that you'll have to upgrade to 3000 to get glonass reception.

    Call me a conspiracy theorist, but introduce an error to make convergence time that bit longer just after JD launch a new receiver designed to reduce the number of drop outs?
    You would say that, wouldn't you?

    I'm not giving you a fiver but yes, you do need to upgrade for Glonass. Tirmble do all this for free of course???

    I was having problems with SF2 signal drop out too, especially in September as we were trying to finish harvest. My S690i combine is running SF2 on its SF3000 & 2630. First advice from the dealer's AMS specialist was to install the latest update.

  7. #7
    AFS
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    Re: Greenstar recovery time

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisel View Post
    You would say that, wouldn't you?

    I'm not giving you a fiver but yes, you do need to upgrade for Glonass. Tirmble do all this for free of course???
    Ah, do, whats a fiver?

    As for trimble, no, you're right its an unlock code for FM screens, but the tractors coming from factory complete are coming with the 372 receiver so its glonass FOC

    to be frank, in the majority of cases i'm not convinced on the merits of glonass anyway.

  8. #8
    Brisel
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    Re: Greenstar recovery time

    Will 18 satellites in view give a better level of accuracy than 8? What is the value of the placebo effect on your customers? Is that not worth the Glonass alone?

    Presumably beyond about 10 is the maximum quality signal, depending on where they are in the sky (PDOP). The extras will come in handy when on hilly ground or in regaining position.

    I upgraded from an ITC to a 3000 & the accuracy certainly seemed to be higher. I did upgrade at the time of the SF frequency change in March 2012 so the new receiver + update did make a real difference then.

  9. #9
    AFS
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    Re: Greenstar recovery time

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisel View Post
    Will 18 satellites in view give a better level of accuracy than 8?
    Thats the bullsh*t I'm talking about. Glonass adds nothing to accuracy. it adds to reliability.

    Placebo effect, yes, with you 100%. but thats all it is in the majority of operations.

    i do agree that in small paddocks with tree lined headlands it is an advantage but the fact is for the majority of users, the extra cost doesn't bring huge benefits.

    but if someone wants to buy it, that's their choice, its just when they are being lied to about why they should buy, that is what I'm a bit uncomfortable with.

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